Compare 2018 FIAT 500 vs 2018 Volkswagen Beetle

2018 FIAT 500
2018 Volkswagen Beetle
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1957 Edition Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500 1957 Edition Hatch 28 33 $19,371 $19,745
500 Abarth Hatch 28 33 $20,073 $20,495
500 Lounge Hatch 28 33 $19,371 $19,745
500 Pop Hatch 28 33 $16,098 $16,245
500c 1957 Edition Cabrio 28 33 $20,769 $21,240
500c Abarth Cabrio 28 33 $21,471 $21,990
500c Lounge Cabrio 28 33 $20,769 $21,240
500c Pop Cabrio 28 33 $17,496 $17,740
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Coast Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle Coast Automatic 26 33 $22,194 $23,120
Beetle Dune Automatic 26 34 $25,719 $26,790
Beetle S Automatic 26 33 $19,411 $20,220
Beetle SE Automatic 26 33 $23,058 $24,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,371
$22,194
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,745
$23,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$329 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Fiat 500 packs more punch this year, but it’s still a statement of style over some substance. The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle is a competent small car that’s showing its age. The same could be said for every other Beetle on the road and that hasn’t stopped it yet, has it?
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.5 85.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.4 49
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
47.9 -
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
42.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
139.6 168.8
Height, Overall (in)
59.8 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
55 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
90.6 100.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
64.1 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30.1 29.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
9.5 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.4 10
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.6 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T1D NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/45HR16 P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
T1D NA
Front Tire Size
P195/45HR16 P215/55HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2366 3020
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 330
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 2400 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
EAM NA
Displacement
1.4 L/83 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
135 @ 5500 174 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.35 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.24 2.51
Trans Order Code
DDE NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
FIAT 500 Volkswagen Beetle
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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